Faculty, Contributing - PhD in MGMT job in Virtual
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Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of professionals for more than 45 years. Offered online, Walden's doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs are designed to provide a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.
Walden's ACBSP-accredited School of Management seeks part-time faculty for the Ph.D. in Management program. Share your professional experience, academic knowledge, and passion for mutual inquiry, with students across the country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, you can teach on your own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.
Walden University seeks dynamic, caring faculty for this contributing (part-time) position(s) in the Ph.D. in Management program. Key responsibilities of this position are to teach courses and mentor doctoral studentsthrough the dissertation process.
What to expect as a Walden contributing faculty member:
Faculty members educate Walden University students by effectively using online technology and resources to provide an engaging student experience. Faculty members are expected to share their knowledge and give actionable feedback in carefully formulated timely communication to students. This is accomplished in a student-centric environment that is respectful, collaborative and follows Walden University and program-specific guidelines.
All new Faculty Members receive specific orientation and training from Walden University with respect to best practices in online learning facilitation; doctoral mentoring and effective research supervision of dissertations. They also receive socialization into the Walden University culture of quality, integrity, and learning-centeredness. They receive orientation in the assessment of academic integrity of student work; and the specific policies, procedures and degree programs of the School in which they are going to teach.
Faculty Members are assigned courses, which are taught using the Blackboard LMS, and are responsible for interacting with students within this platform. Faculty are expected to engage with students within the asynchronous discussion board areas to support learning and are required to be in the course discussions a minimum of 4 days per week, and to respond to student questions within 48 hours. All engagement within the course must be completed in a timely manner in accordance with the Walden Faculty Handbook or other criteria established by Walden University. Faculty Members are required to verify the academic integrity of student postings and submissions and to provide grades and actionable, supportive feedback to students through Blackboard. In addition, Faculty members will publish their availability and a brief biography to students within the course. A university best practice is regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats.
Doctoral Student Research Mentoring:
Faculty mentors may be assigned to work as part of a research committee team and to work
one-on-one with students to help them meet the research requirements of their doctoral degree. Walden dissertation faculty support quality progress by developing a respectful and considerate relationship with each student. Dissertation faculty members are expected to provide timely, actionable feedback, assessment, evaluation, and approval of each student's work within the research process.
Residencies and Travel:
Some travel may be requested (maximally once per quarter).
Doctoral level faculty may be asked to participate in Residencies held domestically or internationally, where they may teach colloquia, lead writing-intensive workshops, and facilitate school-wide discussions. Faculty who teach in residency are required to teach the required residency curriculum in their assigned residency classroom assignments, mentor students in advising sessions and present in the general management session colloquia.
Technology Proficiency/Requirements and Work Environment:
Faculty members are expected to maintain a reasonable level of technical proficiency and comfort with technology, as prescribed in the Walden Faculty Handbook. Faculty are required to have adequate computer and software resources that enable effective delivery of academic services to a disbursed community of learners. All Walden faculty members must be able to use Microsoft Office products (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint), zip software, and Adobe Acrobat. Faculty are expected to have reliable Internet access as well as alternate access in cases where primary access becomes unavailable. Knowledge and use of synchronous communication tools such as Skype and/or Google Hangout is helpful.
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves the operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary).
Education and Experience:
Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught.
Candidates should possess:
- An earned doctorate in the field of study or closely related field for faculty teaching graduate level courses, or mentoring doctoral research (required).
- A compelling record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of study and practice.
- At least three years of effective teaching experience at the degree level of the program (preferred).
- Online experience at the degree level of the program (preferred.).
- Experience in mentoring doctoral students in the dissertation process (preferred).
- Strong writing, research, and oral communication skills.
Ideally, a candidate should be able to demonstrate:
- Success at building effective mentoring relationships that support mutual inquiry and doctoral quality student progress and outcomes.
- Strong servant leadership dispositions.
- Strong time-management and co-project management skills.
- The ability to support adult learners who come to Walden with diverse backgrounds and initial capabilities.
Ideally, a candidate should be strongly committed to:
- Advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment.
- Supporting student quality and success in a diverse population of adult learners.
- Supporting the development of Walden University students to foster positive social change as scholar-practitioners.
- Best practices in teaching, research, advising and mentoring.
- The ongoing professional development of themselves as faculty.
- The promotion of applied research and the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty.
- The willingness to perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.
Faculty Members are expected to adhere to all Walden University Faculty expectations, which are clearly set forth to the Faculty Member at the start of his/her employment with the University.